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Apple Pitching Subscription TV to Content Owners

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is reportedly pitching content owners on an over-the-top subscription TV service that could pit it against pay-TV offerings from cable and telco companies.

The planned subscription service, which would cost about $30 a month, would be delivered via iTunes, according to Peter Kafka at AllThingsD. Initial reports say that Apple would like to launch the service early next year, but the company still has plenty of hurdles to overcome before it would be able to do so.

The most significant challenge Apple could face is negotiating rights to the content required to make the service attractive to consumers. So far, despite discussions with a number of content owners, Kafka has yet to hear of one signing up for the service.

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— Ryan Lawler, Contentinople

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